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Australian artist Sunny Drake creates and tours multi-disciplinary work which seeks to transforms our world through magical, quirky, humorous and connected stories and experiences.
Curator at this fascinating museum, Dr Standish-White will explore the ideas and history behind this intriguing body of pathology specimens, historical objects and medical apparatus.
In Tasmania as the LARQ artist-in-residence for the festival, Richard Kenton Webb will be embarking on a series of conversations with Tasmanian artists considering the interlinking of art and thought.
Audience members are invited to join the TYO musicians for an informal chat after their performances.
Stay in your seat at the end of the performance for a post-show Q & A session, hosted by Tasmanian theatre artists, with Stan’s Café Theatre Company when the cast of The Cardinals come back on stage.
Award-winning contemporary British dancer Aakash Odedra will share his knowledge and experience of the north Indian classical dance form Kathak.
Audience members are invited to stay behind after the performances of Alzheimer Symphony to meet this phenomenal artist, find out more about the making of the show and ask him about his life and work as a performer and theatre-maker.
Select sessions can be arranged especially for school students’ participation
MADE (Mature Artists Dance Experience) will lead friendly dance movement workshops for grandparents, parents and ‘mature’ children.
Join musicians Gareth Koch, Darcy O’Malley, and Oliver Marshall for a post-concert afternoon tea in the Kettering Community Hall.
Stay in your seat at the end of the performance for a post-show Q & A session with Live Live Cinema when the cast and musicians of Dementia 13 come back on stage.
Local director and dance educator Kelly Drummond Cawthon leads this creative laboratory that will give participants the chance to slip behind the curtains into intimate confines with physical performers and theatre practitioners at the Tasmanian International Arts Festival.
Contemporary art can be confusing and leaves many people thinking “I don’t get it…”. In Art Made Easy, Dr Jane Deeth works with participants as they engage in unpacking some of the mysteries of contemporary art and apply an easy-to-use method for looking at unusual and intriguing artwork, including the work in Reorder.
The magnificent Circa is bringing a mixed bag of treats for all you budding circus stars out there. Everyone is welcome to join this energetic workshop and try their hand – and feet! – at a range of circus skills in the company of world-class performers.
This choreographic masterclass with award-winning contemporary British dancer Aakash Odedra is for experienced dance practitioners and will introduce participants to his unique movement vocabulary, with repertoire material and advanced techniques such as the unique hand movements, virtuosic turns and precise footwork that are characteristic of Odedra’s choreographic work.
The Burnie Print Prize is a major national art award that presents high quality contemporary printmaking from artists living and working throughout the country. Now in its fifth instalment, the prize attracts entries from Australia’s finest contemporary printmakers.
SPIRIT of INDIA is a rich celebration of Indian culture and classical music. Meeta Pandit and her ensemble perform ragas that will transport the audience to India’s musical heartland.
Come all-in with Stompin as they explore the anatomy of choice and chance in 6000 to 1. Dance, video and sound will analyse a variety of high-stakes scenarios curated by young Tasmanians.
Vivaldi, Corelli, Geminiani… For centuries, Italy was the powerhouse of the musical world. In this concert Richard Gill, conductor and educator extraordinaire, takes you on a tour of Italian music of the Baroque.
Take a journey through Tasmania’s North West Coast and experience the world premiere of works from award-winning composers presented in the locations that inspired them.
A renowned elderly actor journeys into the long twilight that is Alzheimer’s. Performed by acclaimed Tasmanian artist Justus Neumann, this poignant work will take the audience on a rewarding and insightful emotional journey.
India Flint’s practice melds the visual and written poetics of place and memory.
Walking drawing, assemblage, mending, stitch and text provide a means of mapping country, recoding and recording her responses to landscape.
Internationally acclaimed and award-winning ensemble Circa invite you to step Beyond…into an unexpectedly moving world of rabbit heads, Rubik’s Cubes and blindfolds. Strangely beautiful and curiously surreal, Beyond is a dazzling circus spectacular that will delight and enchant.
If hotel walls could talk, then Hobart’s iconic Astor Hotel would have many a seafarer’s secret to tell. Tales of the sea – exotic, erotic and despotic. Madame Astor invites you to immerse yourself in Big hART’s Blue Angel project.
A new ensemble of three friends and two lovers come together to create a jazz journey of rarely-performed songs showcasing the soaring vocals of Maria Lurighi, the sublime violin of Peter Tanfield and internationally-acclaimed jazz pianist Matt Boden.
Take a journey into the natural wonderland of Tasmania with Calls Across the Island – a series of free outdoor concerts taking place at twilight at eight iconic Tasmanian sites, composed by Linsey Pollak.
Tasmania’s Queen of Cabaret is back as her most popular character, the chronically conflicted SiSi in this musical tour de force. SiSi is not your average girl and this is not your average cabaret spectacular!
Colonial Afterlives brings contemporary responses to the complex legacies of British occupation from sixteen outstanding artists living in Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, Barbados, Canada and Britain, including Tasmanian artists Julie Gough, James Newitt, Yvonne Rees-Pagh, Geoff Parr and Michael Schlitz.
Colin Lane is feeling like it’s time to do some high brand showing off again. Colin’s going to talk. He’s going to sing. He’s going to play piano. He’s going to sing and play piano at the same time. Good luck everyone.
If the desire for connection is considered a basic human need that satisfies our sense of belonging, how then does the ubiquity of digital technology change our interactions? Connected explores the interconnections between
creativity and technology.
Actors and musicians perform live on stage as sixties B-Grade film Dementia 13 screens above them whilst a live Foley artist creates every creeping footstep and murderous axe blow. This is better than the movies, this is cinema in 4-D!
An unforgettable performance to move the heart and lift the spirit, inspired by the words of Miles Franklin Award winner Alexis Wright. A powerful musical journey through Australia’s cultural heartland, celebrating the very best of Australian Aboriginal music, experience and identity.
Atmospheres of a Salient Landscape transforms the humble and timeless medium of charcoal drawing into an immersive experience. David Edgar’s exploration describes an intimate relationship with the landscape of North West Tasmania.
Son is to Cuba what Tango is to Argentina; the very soul of Cuban music! You will be powerless to resist the lure of the dance floor when Cuba’s renowned El Son Entero set the evening alight.
Revel in ten years of creative choreography by Glen Murray, featured in EPISODES from Mature Artists Dance Experience (MADE). This exuberant retrospective includes excerpts from many favourite performances through the years.
In the spirit of Mostly Mozart, Essentially Elgar focuses primarily on a single composer: Edward Elgar, the most loved and most ‘English’ of English composers.
The Earl will be unrecognisable, revamped and reborn as the Festival Club at the Earl – the perfect place to rendezvous with friends before a show or to come together and reflect after one.
This installation investigates our awareness of rural habitats on the verge of change, and perhaps even extinction. Patrick and Shannon Ronald’s forensic photographic recreation of a life-size diorama of a farmhouse provides a voyeuristic look into another person’s habitat.
UNFORTUNATELY, AND DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL, HIDDEN CITIES WILL NO LONGER BE PERFORMED AT THE 2015 TASMANIAN INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL.
Teatro de los Andes, one of Latin-America’s finest companies, combines Bolivian music and traditional theatre forms to create a powerful evening of contemporary theatre.
The beguiling interactive artwork I Think I Can invites the audience to inhabit a delightful miniature town and become its tiny active citizens, charming and optimistically examining what it means to be a part of an engaged community.
Indeco was established in 1992 in the idyllic surrounds of Swan Point on the West Tamar. Created by Patrick and Mieke Senior-Loncin, it has become a name synonymous with merging a minimalist design aesthetic with exceptional craftsmanship.
This major survey exhibition highlights the career of well-known Australian artist David Keeling and focuses on the preoccupation with landscape across three decades. This exhibition also celebrates the 125th anniversary of the University of Tasmania.
Drawing on inspiration from a range of diverse influences such as art history, anthropology, philosophy, psychoanalysis and theology, Richard Kempton Webb explores the subjects of colour, creativity and the imagination.
The Plimsoll Gallery’s exhibition, Mad women in the attic? will reprise the significant contributions by great female artists and writers to the Tasmanian College of the Arts public program over three decades.
The exhibition, curated by Greg Kwok Keung Leong, questions how the work of Chinese Australian artists is affected by the particular Chinese Australian heritage and experiences they have had and investigates contemporary art practices across a range of mediums, disciplines, genders and generations.
Artists and scientists have a long shared fascination with studying, recording and understanding the human body and engaging with human anatomy, medicine and pathology. Here, artist Lauren Black combines historical and rare medical equipment, implements and specimens.
Moonah Taste of the World Festival is a vibrant, annual celebration of the multicultural suburb of Moonah in southern Tasmania; an immersive and authentic celebration of diverse world cultures through food, performance and cultural display.
Outside Thoughts examines critical and geographical perspectives in relation to Australian identity. Curator Wes Hill has invited some of Australia’s most innovative contemporary artists to adopt imagined ‘outside’ perspectives in their work.
This installation draws inspiration from Hmong textile traditions, bringing its designs, patterns, colours and processes into a contemporary expression that speaks of culture’s continuity through its resilience and adaptation to place.
Plato’s Cave transforms the Earl Arts Centre foyer into an immersive environment as part of an ongoing international series of site-specific large-scale installations in which Henderson explores how paintings might operate in relation to architecture and places.
Pasaje takes you on a musical adventure through the scintillating energy and pulsating rhythms of Cuba’s musical styles as El Son Entero share their country’s fascinating cultural story told through music, film and storytelling.
Image supplied by EGREM, Cuba
Longford becomes a point of departure for mapping our colonial and post-colonial connections. It will be transformed with video installations projected onto streets, shop facades and parklands that question the memories, histories and contemporary experiences of the community.
Using the Spring Bay woodchip mill’s large-scale industrial environment as its canvas, Reorder takes advantage of a unique moment of change to examine the transition from one form of enterprise to another with six site-specific installations.
Different times and cultural settings, combined with changing technologies, have influenced the way artists select, conceptualise and create their photographic work. ReViewing examines the sphere of photography from analogue to digital, documentation, social history and fine art.
An elegant and powerful contemporary dance work by award-winning British dancer Aakash Odedra, performed with grace and passion. Rising is a beautiful reflection of sound, movement and spirit inspired by South Asian classical dance interpreted in an innovative and accessible style.
Seafest is an annual community gathering that transforms the Triabunna Marina into a revelry of all things maritime. Friends and families congregate to mess about in boats, savour the fruits de mer and relax.
Stand Back refers to the ability to gain a different understanding when we change our perspective. Thirteen contemporary artists explore these possibilities using a wide range of materials, creating works that play with the visual and physical ‘presence’ of perception.
Lucy Bleach’s superslow examines time and material in relation to geology, harmonic tremor and lag through a series of sculptural, filmic and sound-based works. It invites us to look slowly and to sustain our engagement with the works.
Swamp Juice is a playful puppet experience for all ages. A delightful and simple story about one man’s romp through a swamp and the characters he finds, that crescendos to an unforgettable 3D experience.
The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra is part of a syndicate of international orchestras which has commissioned extraordinary talented composer Tan Dun’s Wolf Totem: Concerto for Double Bass. This program also features Igor Stravinsky’s radiantly beautiful suite from The Firebird.
Characterised by a sense of spontaneity and a bold exploration across musical boundaries and performing an eclectic repertoire of works that spans from J.S. Bach to James Reyne, the Tasmanian Guitar Trio will enthrall and delight you.
Part dance, part theatre, part participation, The Body as a Riddle sees award-winning Portuguese choreographer, Madalena Victorino, and dance artist Marta Silva expertly engage audiences through unexpected events and by invigorating public spaces.
A visual feast that examines the various meanings of belief, this wry and reflective performance never preaches. The Cardinals is a thoughtful and questioning theatrical work that provokes without offending.
Join Tasmanian Whisky Tours as they visit Tasmania’s southern distilleries, traverse some of the most beautiful landscape in the state, meet the distillers, taste their whisky and get up close and personal with the distillation process.
Things I once knew is a survey exhibition of the work of Tasmanian artist and furniture maker Patrick Hall, best known for his elaborate, intricately crafted cabinets, representing the development of his artistic practice from the mid-1980s to the present.
Think Big – Live Light, developed by Design Tasmania, is one of a series of projects that bring together designers and manufacturers to research solutions for the development of innovative products that address the way we live.
The Tasmanian Youth Orchestra turns 50 with a series of sensational concerts for the whole family. Performances will showcase TYO in a selection of percussive and pulsating pieces by some of Australia’s brightest new stars.
Undercurrents draws on strong European connections and the shore where all kinds of sea wrack are to be found. This collaborative project responds to the sea around Tasmania and the island’s rich maritime history.